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Desert King Watermelon
  • Desert King Watermelon
  • Desert King Watermelon
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  • Desert King Watermelon
  • Desert King Watermelon
  • Desert King Watermelon

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Desert King Watermelon (25 seeds) (WM145) $2.50

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Desert King Watermelon

         
 
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85 days. This watermelon produces 20-lb fruits that have a light pea-green rind that is resistant to sunburning. It is also one of the most drought-resistant varieties of watermelon known. It has sweet, yellow flesh and is very popular in the watermelon-growing areas of Arkansas. Good for storage.
 
Desert King Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
hunkeshne
Location:
Sacramento, CA, United States
Date:
August 26, 2018
          5.0
 
Success finally EASY
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Full size melons

What are the cons? Hard to tell when it's ripe

Review:

I've tried year after year to grow so many different varieties of watermelons, failing every year. Tiny, weak, puny watermelons that I baby. This one, I planted it late in the year, after the other watermelon plant of a different variety died in the same spot. I planted it, not expecting anything, and I actually forgot about it repeatedly because it's off to the side of my yard. (fortunately the irrigation is on a timer.) I came back and all the sudden, there's a HUGE watermelon there. It took very little time to form. The vine is going in every direction, with 5 LARGE watermelons growing on it. The only down side I'd say is that it's difficult to tell when it's ripe. The melons are too darn heavy to turn over and look for the yellow spot, and the yellow spot doesn't even look very noticeable against the light green rind. Fortunately, my wild guess on ripeness was right on, and this monster melon was delicious! FINALLY! I can claim success with watermelon.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Annette
Location:
Philadelphia, MS, United States
Date:
March 3, 2018
          5.0
 
These look different from most
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? They're different from others

What are the cons? None

Review:

I thought I would not like a yellow melon. First ;let me state that people in general are lazy and unobservant. These look much more orange in the pictures seen here and lazy people around here refuse to classify anything as orange. Everything is either red or yellow to my lazy color blind family. Having said that, these were different from whatever I expected. They were different and really bigger around the middle. That year I grew Sugar Babies, Desert King, Klondike, and Orangeglow. There was nothing wrong with the flavor and appearance of these, and everything was right. The color on the outside was pale almost white. I grew them for the hybrids that I could get with this variety.I wanted to create a new variety, but mice have since eaten my watermelon seeds. I thought I had seen these somewhere before, but I hadn't. I have never seen anything that looked like these. Because of the difference I thought someone would like to try them in the marketplace. They were sweet and delicious

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chris
Location:
Cedar Falls, IA, United States
Date:
January 9, 2018
          5.0
 
My Favorite For 60 Years
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? ,crisp texture, easy to grow

What are the cons? None!

Review:

My dad grew Desert King in a small commercial patch more than sixty years ago and I have been hooked since then. I try to grow them every year. I do need to note that our melons are between 30 and 40 pounds each. We use a shovel full of rotted manure under each hill in Sandy, river bottom soil in North East Iowa. Cool nights make for a high quality melon.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mike
Location:
Glasgow, MT, United States
Date:
January 2, 2018
          4.0
 
The watermelon guy
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Good flavor and size

What are the cons? None

Review:

A .hardy productive plant wit a good tasting watermelon. The only orange Watermelon that is a little sweeter is Orange Glo.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bailey
Location:
Reno, NV, United States
Date:
December 20, 2017
          5.0
 
Huge Melons
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? fun to grow, lots of big fruit

What are the cons? n/a

Review:

I purchased this seed in 2015, and planted it summer of '17, in un-amended, clay, alkaline, rocky soil. They were substitutes for pumpkins in the 3 Sisters growing method, and were watered three times a week. They germinated easily, were somewhat slow to get going, then exploded into massive 20-25' vines, sprawling across the bare dg next to their row. They shrugged off monsoon, hail, and windstorms. The rabbits chewed one plant's vine in half at the base and the 'trimmed' plant produced the largest fruit. They received no manure, and the smallest fruit weighed probably 8 lbs. The largest was ~30lbs. 3 plants produced 10 or so fruits, they were sweet, tasty, and I really did nothing but watch them grow all season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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